Auckland council bristles at light rail intervention

Auckland council bristles at light rail intervention
Auckland mayor Wayne Brown wants ministers to withdraw their direction for Kāinga Ora to assess a possible SDP for the light rail corridor. (Image: Auckland council meeting)
Oliver Lewis
After likening it to a bombing run, Auckland mayor Wayne Brown has written to ministers asking them to withdraw their request for Kāinga Ora to investigate a specified development project (SDP) along the light rail corridor.On June 26, the housing and finance ministers wrote to the chair of Kāinga Ora, Vui Mark Gosche, to direct the housing agency to assess the suitability of the 24-kilometre light rail corridor for an SDP.An SDP, enabled under the Urban Development Act, gives Kāinga Ora broad powers to come up with a development plan for an ar...

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